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  • Higher Education Act of 1965 Origins
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    Higher Education Act of 1965 Origins

    Historians briefed Members of Congress and their staffs on the history of the Higher Education Act of 1965 signed by President Lyndon Johnson, which offered federal money to colleges and…

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  • Battle for North Africa During World War II
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    Battle for North Africa During World War II

    Meredith Hindley talked about her book, Destination Casablanca: Exile, Espionage, and the Battle for North Africa in World War II, in which she recalls the events leading to Operation…

    402 views
  • Automation and the Workforce
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    Automation and the Workforce

    This National History Center congressional briefing on automation and the workforce was presented by three historians who specialize in the topic. Beginning with early twentieth century…

    206 views
  • US Foreign Policy Since World War I
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    U.S. Foreign Policy Since World War I

    Author Melvyn Leffler talked about his book, Safeguarding Democratic Capitalism: U.S. Foreign Policy and National Security, 1920-2015. He discussed how and why U.S. foreign policy has…

    169 views
  • Historical Context of Civil War Monuments
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    Historical Context of Civil War Monuments

    Panelists talked about the historical context in which Civil War monuments were constructed and what they came to symbolize.

    974 views
  • Cold War and the Third World
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    Cold War and the Third World

    Professor Jason Parker talked about U.S. diplomacy during the Cold War. He is the author of Hearts, Minds, Voices: U.S. Cold War Public Diplomacy and the Formation of the Third World.

    355 views
  • Origins of Executive Orders
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    Origins of Executive Orders

    Professors spoke about the history and effectiveness of executive orders. They discussed the major orders presidents have created in the last 80 years and explained how presidential directives and…

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  • Economic Growth after 1973
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    Economic Growth after 1973

    Marc Levinson talked about his book, An Extraordinary Time: The End of the Postwar Boom and the Return of the Ordinary Economy. Mr. Levinson looked at into the wide-ranging methods used by…

    344 views
  • Russia China and the Third World
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    Russia, China, and the Third World

    Professor Jeremy Friedman talked about his book, Shadow Cold War: The Sino-Soviet Competition for the Third World. He spoke about Russian and Chinese efforts during the Cold War to dominate…

    522 views
  • Humanitarianism in the Mid18th Century
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    Humanitarianism in the Mid-18th Century

    Amanda Moniz talked about her book, From Empire to Humanity: The American Revolution and the Origins of Humanitarianism. She spoke about the motivations and charity work of mid-18th century…

    287 views
  • Early Life and Career of Henry Kissinger
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    Early Life and Career of Henry Kissinger

    Professor Niall Ferguson talked about his book, Kissinger: 1234-1968: The Idealist. In his book, Professor Ferguson argues that Henry Kissinger’s approach to foreign policy was grounded in…

    606 views
  • Mary Church Terrell and Racial Justice
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    Mary Church Terrell and Racial Justice

    Joan Quigley talked about her book Just Another Southern Town: Mary Church Terrell and the Struggle for Racial Justice in the Nation’s Capital, which focuses on Mary Church Terrell’s involvement…

    426 views
  • Political Partisanship in the US
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    Political Partisanship in the U.S.

    Joanne Freeman and Brian Balogh talked about the history of political parties and partisanship from the founding era to the 21st century.

    911 views
  • Voting Rights Act of 1965
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    Voting Rights Act of 1965

    Professors Julian Zelizer and Orville Vernon Burton talked about the factors that led to the passing of the Voting Rights Act of 1965 and challenges to voter’s rights after the Supreme…

    506 views
  • History of Incarceration
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    History of Incarceration

    Panelists talked about the history of incarceration and prison reform in the Unites States. The panelists examined different trends in prison structure and inmate control from the early…

    656 views
  • Discussion on the History of USCuba Relations
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    History of U.S.-Cuba Relations

    William LeoGrande and Peter Kornbluh, co-authors of Back Channel to Cuba: The Hidden History of Negotiation between Havana and Washington, talked about the history of U.S.-Cuba relations since…

    476 views
  • Discussion on the History of the Republican Party
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    History of the Republican Party

    Professor Heather Cox Richardson, author of To Make Men Free: A History of the Republican Party talked about the evolution of the “Party of Lincoln.” Professor Richardson spoke about the…

    1,291 views
  • Immigrant Entrepreneurship in Historical Perspective
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    Immigrant Entrepreneurship in Historical Perspective

    Experts discussed their recent research on German, Mexican, and Asian immigrant entrepreneurship. This “Congressional Briefing on Immigrant Entrepreneurship in Historical Perspective” was…

    489 views
  • Congressional Oversight of Intelligence Activities
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    Congressional Oversight of Intelligence Activities

    Panelists talked about the history covert activities in the United States and the impact of the Church Committee hearings on Congressional oversight of the intelligence community. As a…

    954 views
  • Key Figures at the End of the Cold War
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    Key Figures at the End of the Cold War

    James Graham Wilson talked about the Cold War, and argued that the actions of four key figures led to its end: Mikhail Gorbachev, Secretary of State George Shultz and Presidents Reagan and…

    1,063 views
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